What types of clothes make heavier-set guys look stylish and distinguished while helping to streamline their appearance? I'm thinking color, pattern, shirt/jacket style and length, etc. I know there are "big and tall" retailers; I'd like specific guidance as to what look to shoot for and what basic clothing selection principles to follow.
Larger men look really nice in properly fitted shirts and pants with jackets. Doesn't have to be a suit jacket, just something to carry the eye down from the shoulder to the waist. If you can afford a good fitted suit, get one to wear when you go out - even to a bar or club. People will be impressed at your sense of style, and you'll feel very confident.